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ARDC Midgets Return To Port Royal This Week, URC on August 27

By Shawn Brouse

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present the second appearance of the season at the track by the ARDC Midgets this Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 PM.

Also on the three-division card is the Aumiller’s Insurance sprint cars and the AB Auto Glass late models.

Gates for the program open at 5:30 PM.

When the ARDC’s made their first trip to the track this year back in May, Bruce Buckwalter Jr. took the victory over Drew Heistand.

And then coming up on August 27, the United Racing Company Sprints return to the Port Royal Speedway for the first time in 44 years along with the 410 sprints and an enduro dash along with racecar rides for kids.

Back in 1967, during the only appearance ever by URC at the track, Earl Halaquist took the win.

A full field of URC sprints in expected to compete at the Port including Lance Dewease, who has confirmed he plans of doing double duty on the night.

Dewease recently won the URC Nationals worth $5,000 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The August 27 event will be the last show at the track before it launches into its final week of 2011 action as part of the annual Juniata County Fair.

The fair will open on September 3 with a night of racing highlighted by the seventh annual Butch Renninger Late Model Memorial, going some 33 laps to win in honor of Renninger’s famous No. 33 machine.

In honor of the former track champion, each lap of the memorial will pay $33 to lead, producing a total of nearly $1,100 in lap money to be claimed by the late models.

The race will pay at least $1,800 to win.

Increased purses for the pro stock and enduro dash divisions will also be posted.

The sprint cars will also compete on September 3, beginning at 7 PM.

The track is also in action for the 60th annual Labor Day sprint classic on September 5 at 1 PM followed by the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 9 and 10.

The Living Legends Dream Night Before The 50 twin 20’s is Friday followed by the 44th annual Tuscarora 50 on Saturday night.